This information is provided to help you nominate your candidate for enshrinement into the NAHF.
The National Aviation Hall of Fame was founded in 1962 in Dayton Ohio. In 1964, the NAHF became the only aviation organization to be chartered by an act of Congress. One of the NAHF’s main objectives is to honor and recognize United States citizens and residents who have significantly contributed to advancements in air and space flight.
Eligibility Requirements for Nomination
No person shall be eligible for nomination into the National Aviation Hall of Fame for achievement attained less than five years prior to their nomination date. Only members of the NAHF may submit names for consideration as nominees (NAHF Bylaws, Article XXI). If you are not already a member of the National Aviation Hall of Fame and would like to become one, please go to membership page.
To nominate an eligible individual for enshrinement into the NAHF, please click either button below to download:
or request a nomination packet from:
National Aviation Hall of Fame
Attn: Chairperson, Board of Nominations
P.O. Box 31096
Dayton, OH 45437-0096
The nomination package will be screened by a subcommittee of the NAHF Board of Nominations before it is referred to the entire Board of Nominations, which consists of over 130 distinguished aviation experts nationwide who are elected by the NAHF Board of Trustees.
Once a year, the Board of Nominations votes by secret ballot on eligible nominees for enshrinement. Because the NAHF begins preparing for enshrinement over a year in advance, it could take up to 18 months from receipt of your nomination package to its first consideration by the Board of Nominations.
A sub committee of the Board of Nominations called the Screening Committee considers candidates annually. The candidate nomination package must be received by the NAHF office on or before June 1st each year. Any nomination package received after the dead line will be considered the following year.
Enshrinement into the NAHF is an extremely prestigious accomplishment. Many distinguished air and space pioneers are currently on our nomination ballot. In order to make your nominee more competitive, please make your nomination package as thorough, comprehensive and documented as possible. This may include detailed narratives and pictures (non-returnable) of the nominee, for example. Once a nomination package has been submitted, it may always be updated with additional information as it becomes available.
Possible areas to consider when developing your nomination package:
Detailed one page biography of nominee. Any biography longer than one page in length will not be accepted. Please use 11pt. font size as minimum and allow for a one inch margin on the left, top, and bottom of the paper. (Please provide bio on floppy disc or CD if available with printed copy.)
Please do not submit nomination packages in 3-ring binders, notebooks, etc.
Summary of nominee’s achievements.
National and international awards, decorations, honors, etc.
When and where did the nominee make his or her personal significant contributions?
How are the nominee’s contributions being used today?
What distinguishes the nominee from others in the same field?
Any other facts that you feel are pertinent to your nominee’s package.
Generally, the more complete, documented and thorough the nomination package, the better the chances for selection.
If you have any questions on developing your nomination package, feel free to contact the NAHF office at (937) 256-0944 ext. 11 or email Kerisa Citro at: firstname.lastname@example.org